Michael Phillip Contino, 66, of Margate passed away on July 23, 2019 after a courageous four year battle with cancer with his sister, family and friends at his side. Michael was born on November 15, 1952 to the late Anne Contino (DeSipio) and Michael Contino Sr. Michael grew up in South Philadelphia. His love of music started early at the age of ten. At 18 he was playing bass in his first successful band Rainy Day, playing the Maine Line clubs in PA. A few years later, his natural ability lead him to move to Ventnor in 1985, in which he joined the Crawford Brothers, that lead him into a musical career. Being a teacher and virtuoso on Bass, Mike played with the areas best ensembles that included: Alex Glover & Company, The Bubba Mac Band, Revolver, The Kenny Young Band, Doghouse Roses and others including The Cole Brothers, Bob & Ray and Danny Eyer.
Mike leaves behind to cherish his memories, his loving sister Joan (Contino) DiBartolomeo and her husband Gary; Nieces, Natalie Messina (DiBartolomeo) husband Michael, Jillian and nephew Daniel; cousins, many friends, musicians, and fans.